Herbal Universal African Ethiopian Black Seed – Nigela Sativa of Ranunculaceae family commonly known as black cumin, black seed, or black cumin seed is a medicinal spice and a native of Southern Europe, North Africa, and Southwest Asia. It is active according to dosage in seasoned food products.
Its therapeutic properties are due to the presence of a major bioactive component (30%-48%) of the essential oil known as thymoquinone.
According to the Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology, a research conducted by Al- Mofleh etal has confirmed the gastric antisecretory and antiulcer properties of black seed.
In addition, according to Kamal at Examine.com research digest, Nigella Sativa is moderately effective in reducing triglycerides and glucose when elevated and can balance cholesterol metabolism excluding HDL-C. It is moderately effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It acts as an immune booster, anti-bacterial, and an anti-allergic compound, which finds application in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, eczema, and asthma, mouth, and larynx diseases etcetera.
Finally, in men with central obesity, the seed improves subjective symptoms immensely. Such symptoms include loss of libido, increased appetite, forgetfulness, laziness, aches, and arthralgia.
In many cultures, black seed is also believed to strengthen a mother after childbirth, stimulate menstruation, urination, and liver functioning. It is believed to aid digestion, dissolve kidney stones, beautify the skin, nourish hair, and stimulate its growth.
Add the black cumin oil or the seeds in prepared foods, cold and hot beverages, and yogurt. Apply, or use it to massage gently on the affected areas of the skin to treat arthritis, psoriasis etc. Sprinkle a few drops to your shampoo and moisturizer.